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NEW ALBERNI & ALBERNI
Vancouver Island. British Columbia.
The Western Terminus of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway,
Now controlled and operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway.
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ALBERNI WILL BECOME
With the advent of the Railway, now building
A Great Lumber City.
A Thriving Seaport.
A Farming Centre.
A Splendid Tourist Resort.
A Manufacturing Centre.
A Promising Mining District.
N. B.— For the purposes of this folder the two Albernis are spoken of as " Alberni.
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Why The Railway
Is Building To Albemi:
Because the E. & N. Railway is now controlled by the richest and most
aggressive railway corporation in Canada, the C. P. R.
Because of the vast wealth of timber in the district; there is already in
sight a cut of 1,000,000 feet a day for 40 years.
Because, at least, four large lumber concerns have located mill sites there,
and will build mills.
Because Alberni is the outlet of one of the largest and most fertile valleys
on Vancouver Island.
Because of Alberni's water powers and deep sea fisheries.
Because of Alberni's latent resources in copper, gold, iron, coal, marble and
Because of Alberni's tourist attractions: lovely scenery, good roads, ex-
cellent climate, unequalled trout and salmon fishing— both casting and trolling—
good shooting, first-class hotels.
Because Alberni has a splendid harbor, accessible at all stages of the tide to
the largest vessels afloat.
Because the approach from the open sea is shorter and freer from fog than
the approach to any other railway port of the Pacific Northwest, thereby saving
time, and reducing insurance and pilotage charges; the Alberni "canal" is a
natural inlet, averaging one mile in width and 300 feet in depth.
Because Alberni is the nearest railway port in Canada to Australia, New
.Zealand and the Panama canal.
Because the Alberni route to China and Australia affords an opportunity to
save from eight to twenty hours for mail, passengers and express freight.
Because the line will be the quickest means of reaching the rich, though un-
developed, West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Because, in short, of Alberni's strategical position, immense resources and
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A Few Questions
And the Answers
When will the railway be finished? Active construction is now in progress
along the whole route from the present terminus of the East Coast railway at
French Creek, and the line is expected to be completed by the end of 1910.
What are the prices of land ? Acreage varies from $20 to $100 an acre for
bush-land, and from $100 to $400 an acre for cleared land, according to quality
and location ; land is obtainable in lots of one acre and upwards.
How much farming land is there ? About 60,000 acres.
Are there any free homesteads ? No.
What kind of farming pays best ? Mixed farming, on plots of from 10 to 20
acres, especially fruit-growing, dairying, hog and poultry raising.
How about the rainfall and winter climate ? The rainfall is less than in the
city of Vancouver, and frosts are light, skating, for instance, being rarely
What are the prices of town lots? From $100 upwards.
What is the population? About 700 (July 1909), divided between New
Alberni, the terminus of the railway on the deep water harbour; Alberni, two
miles distant; and the farming settlements in the valley.
What are the social advantages ? There are several good stores. 4 schools,
3 churches, a newspaper, various clubs and societies, in short, all the advantages
of a small, but progressive Western community.
How do reach Alberni ? By weekly steamer from Victoria ; by auto fromflr
Nanaimo ; by stage leaving Nanaimo Tues,, Thurs., and Sat. at 7 a,m.; and
shortly by stage from railhead at French Creek, 26 miles.
What are the prospects of growth ? The coming of the railway, and the
operating of several lumber-mills will of themselves bring in a numerous popula-
tion, apart from other sources of increase, and the newcomer to Alberni may
look forward confidently to a large and rapid growth of the city.
Sash & Door
Copper & Iron
etc., etc., etc.
ISSUED BY THE JOINT BOARDS OF TRADE :
NEW ALBERNI & ALBERNI, B. C.